Well, IF your car had a ballasted ignition system, that would be a
symptom of a bad ballast resistor. You would not have a ballast
resistor as original equipment on a 68. (a 78 does, however)
Another possibility is if the starter solenoid has been changed
recently, and mistakenly, to the 4 post variety (as used on post 74
models with ballasted ignition, then you would experience the same thing.
Has any work been done recently on the car that you think might be unrelated?
At 10:27 AM 4/25/2008, Maxime Slegers wrote:
>I have a start up problem with my 1968 midget. when i turn the key to
>start the engine the starter motor turns but the engine doesnt spark up.
>It's only when I release the key that it does fire up. It's as though the
>plugs only made a spark at the exact moment when I release the key. It's
>not such a big issue as i always end up managing to fire up the engine,
>but i have to rate if i've held the key long enough before releasing it.
>Anybody had that problem before or has an idea where it could come from?
>Thanks a lot guys!
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